Vacheron & Constantin - Geneva Watch Auction: TWO Geneva Saturday, November 7, 2015 | Phillips

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  • Manufacturer: Vacheron & Constantin
    Year: 1942
    Reference No: 4072
    Movement No: 437'491
    Case No: 279'255
    Material: 18k pink gold
    Calibre: Manual, cal. 434, 13'', 19 jewels
    Bracelet/Strap: Crocodile
    Clasp/Buckle: 18k pink gold buckle
    Dimensions: 34.5mm. Diameter
    Signed: Case, dial, and movement signed
    Accessories: Accompanied by a presentation box, a Vacheron Constantin Certificate of Origin with photo reference and a Vacheron Constantin Extract from the Archives confirming production of the present watch in 1942 and its subsequent sale in 1945.

  • Catalogue Essay

    The Reference 4072 is one of Vacheron Constantin's most sought after chronograph models, and was in production from 1938 until the late 1960s. It was produced with oval-shaped chronograph pushers or with the better-known rectangular pushers, as found on this example.

    According to the Archives of Vacheron Constantin, the present watch was manufactured in 1942 and sold in Rio de Janeiro in 1945. Further research from the Vacheron Constantin archives shows us that a total of only 252 pieces were produced in pink gold with the calibre 434.

    This particular pink gold 4072 is distinguished by its extremely well preserved case, still retaining the control marks on the side and lug, and is furthermore highlighted with a two-tone pink dial with elegant applied hour markers.

    Vacheron Constantin chronographs have in the past been overshadowed by the likes of similar Patek Philippe chronographs, but now the collecting community is starting to realise that they too offer exceptional quality and design.


Ref. 4072
An extremely rare and very attractive pink gold chronograph wristwatch with two-tone pink dial and tachometer scale

34.5mm. Diameter
Case, dial, and movement signed

CHF25,000 - 50,000 

Sold for CHF35,000

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Geneva Watch Auction: TWO

Geneva Auction 7 & 8 November 2015 6:30pm